On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagogue
  • St Louis Brown's pitcher John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings (rain shortened)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, dies at 75
1940 Highlights

About August 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo